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What i hate about Unix? Simplness of commands.: “Okay, I’m sitting there minding my own business and suddenly the PC goes bleepbeebeeebebeb.

Okay, I may slightly be doing a Ellen Feist on you, but its exactly how I feel?
Whats the difference between */ and /* ? a whole server!!!

Okay, the command I tried was this:

chmod 0644 */ -R

Which should have made all files in the directory I was in to 644 (Read and writeable by owner, but only readable by others). But as I was typing too fast I did this:

chmod 0644 /* -R

Which doesn’t do the same command, if I’m in /home/user/public_html, it doesn’t run the command from public_html it runs it from the root, right at the top, like setting all your C:/ to permission denied (For you XP readers).

Its just those few seconds while you wait for it to run, then reload it through your head and get that sickly feeling as you have just realised what you have done, you hit Ctrl +X as hard as you can but you know the damage is done

One server, over 300 users and I have just successfully written off the server, boy this day could get better 😦

(Via Dan Clarke Web design (Alternate Blog).)


Its not about where, but when to advertise!: “Last week was the last week of college for me, until September at least.

And as I left i went to the loo (as you do) and as i was drying my hands, in-between the dryers was a A4 piece of paper that said ‘While your standing there drying your hands, have you thought about your future?’ and the rest of the paper said about where you can get help about your future, but that’s not what got me, it was the fact it advertised when you had time to read it. There every few times when you spend time in your day standing around, with nothing to specifically to look at, one is drying your hands you look at the cracks in the walls, the logos etc but having an advert there you will read it, your mind has to.

Now using that idea, maybe its the same with the net? Read More »